1. Introducing Force.com

This chapter introduces the concepts, terminology, and technology components of the Force.com platform and its context in the broader Platform as a Service (PaaS) landscape. The goal is to provide context for exploring Force.com within a corporate software development organization. If any of the following sentences describe you, this chapter is intended to help.

• You have read about cloud computing or PaaS and want to learn how Force.com compares to other technologies.

• You want to get started with Force.com but need to select a suitable first project.

• You have a project in mind to build on Force.com and want to learn how your existing development skills and process can be leveraged.

This chapter consists of three ...

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